“It went very well and was a brilliant way to showcase the fantastic work we do” – community midwives, consultants and student nurses are among those to enjoy tours of The Treehouse

A children’s hospice opened its doors to give care professionals a greater understanding of the work it does.

Community midwives, consultants and student nurses were among those to attend East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices’ (EACH) Care Professionals’ Day at The Treehouse, in Ipswich.

The invite-only event came hot on the heels of an equally successful open evening at EACH’s Cambridgeshire base, in Milton.

There were three tours, giving visitors a chance to look around, and most rooms had stands and demonstrations set up to showcase the work the organisation does.

Examples included art and music therapy, hydrotherapy, memory-making, end of life care, spiritual care, long-term ventilation, symptom management nursing, clinical education, groups and events, care floor activities and a chance to see the sensory room.

Members of the care team were on hand to talk about their roles, offer advice and share information.

“It went very well and was a brilliant way to showcase the fantastic work we do to other professionals, to give the wider team a greater awareness of what we’re able to provide,” said Laura Jenkins, Care Manager at The Treehouse.

“Our staff are very passionate about it and you could see that in the number of people that came forward to support the event.

“The tours ended with a delicious spread of cheese and non-alcoholic wine provided by our chef and one of our lovely volunteers.”

The Professionals’ Day took place on Tuesday, 14th November.

Notes to Editors

“EACH has made us all feel part of an extended family and, thanks to staff and fellow families, we’re not alone with problems. We always leave The Treehouse feeling positive, stronger and thankful.”

  • We care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and support their families.
  • We offer families flexibility and control over where they receive their care and support, including where their child dies – at home, in hospital or at one of three hospices at Milton (Cambridge), The Nook (Norfolk) and The Treehouse (Ipswich).
  • Our family-centred approach includes specialist nursing care, symptom management support, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies and counselling, all meeting the individual needs of the child, young person and whole family.
  • We are recognised as leaders in our field, with a reputation for excellence and commitment to pioneering development and innovation.
  • We rely on voluntary donations for the majority of our income and this year need to raise £5.8 million from fundraising and £6.5 million in income from our shops. The year before the pandemic we received just 16% of our total income from statutory sources.
  • EACH Royal Patron –Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales.
  • For more information about EACH, including forthcoming events and how you can help raise funds,visit each.org.uk or call our Suffolk fundraisers on 01473 917965.

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For further information about this release please contact:

Matt Plummer | Media and PR Manager | 07738 328058 | Matt.Plummer@each.org.uk


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